Brain Interface Research

Date:
Wednesday 11 November 2009

Time:
5.30pm for 6.00pm

Speaker:
Dr Paul Gnanayutham

Venue:
University of Portsmouth, Buckingham Building, ground floor. The buildings are about 5 - 10 minutes walk from the train stations (both Portsmouth and Southsea, and Portsmouth Harbour). There is some off road parking on Burnaby Road. | Location Map

Organised by BCS Hampshire Branch and with University of Portsmouth

This event is open to all, CPD assessed & free of charge, but please book through "Carl Adams" Carl.Adams@port.ac.uk or the BCS website, www.bcs.org/events/registration, both for BCS members and non-members, as the numbers are limited.

We create tiny voltages when we move our eyes, think, open our jaws, frown, raise our hands etc. These bio-potentials (tiny voltages) which occur at various time intervals, with varying amplitude and frequencies can be measured using brain computer interfaces. Can we use these bio-potentials for any useful work?

This talk discusses the research in this area from past, present and possible future. This session is aimed at a general audience and includes some demonstrations of using brain interfaces to a computer system.

Though Dr Gnanayutham's research focussed on communication interfaces for patients with traumatic brain damage, the research could be applied to wider communication with computer systems from business applications to games.